The Knobloch company was founded in 1869 by Max Knobloch. In the company’s formative years, it produced household and kitchen equipment up until the end of World War II when it was taken over by the GDR (the Soviet-controlled East German government).
When the wall dividing East and West Germany fell in 1989, the Knobloch family threw off the burdensome chains of Soviet governmental control and returned their company to private family ownership. A month later, free to be creative and innovative, Knobloch began a new era by producing for the first time: residential mailboxes.
Free to be creative, the seeds for the award winning, modern Knobloch mailbox design were sown. In 1997, the company collaborated with renown German designer Wolfgang Beiler-Schlehaider and together they created their first “mailbox collection” complete with accessories for newspapers, outdoor lights, door bells, and house numbers. These wall mount Knobloch mailboxes went on to win the State of Saxony prize for design in 1999.
In 2002, their L.A. mailbox designs were nominated for the most prestigious design awards in Germany. And today, the fine German designed, modern Knobloch mailbox collection is available abroad in Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Canada, Luxemburg, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, and now, for the first time, in the United States.
Today, Knobloch mailboxes are leading the trend in stainless steel mailbox design. However, the mailboxes are far more than just elegant, beautiful works of art. The fine functional design that Germany is well known for is readily apparent in every Knobloch mailbox. Each mailbox uses high quality stainless steel – either in a bright powder coat or in stainless steel au natural.
The quality of these modern mailboxes is stunning. Knobloch mailbox door hinges are made of stainless steel and utilize brass pins. These residential mailboxes also include locks to protect against vandalism. The functional modern mailbox design prevents rainwater and the elements from penetrating these residential mailboxes and drenching one’s mail. And the Knobloch 5 year guarantee trumpets the product’s quality.
Written By Robert Urgo